About Us

Concept and Objectives

Capacity and Resources

Who We Are

Events, Awards and Funding



Gründerverbund Heidelberg: Dr. Johannes Pfeil presents the concept of MalVa for becoming a Heidelberg Gründerverbund member, October 2009

Partnering-Conference Würzburg Insights, Würzburg: Dr. Kirsten Heiß Gruenderzeit BW Stuttgartpresents in Würzburg the concept and vision of MalVa accompanied by a poster presentation held through MalVa’s shareholders Dipl. Biol. Roland Frank and M.Sc. Matthew Lewis, December 2009

ScieTalk "Novel Insights in Human Diseases", Heidelberg (German Cancer Research Center, DKFZ): Poster presentation by MalVa’s shareholders Dipl. Biol. Roland Frank and M.Sc. Matthew Lewis, June 2010

Investmentforum initiated by BMWi und BMBF "Innovationen suchen Kapital", Berlin: Dr. Kirsten Heiß presents and disscusses the business concept of MalVa, November 2010

Veranstaltung der Wirtschaftsjunioren zur Kampagne "Nothing but nets", IHK Frankfurt: Dr. Kirsten Heiß gives an invited talk about strategies to combat Malaria, November 2010

Participation in the event "Gründerzeit Baden-Württemberg", Stuttgart, March 2012.

Awards and Funding

January 2009 until December 2010: awarded  EXIST-Forschungstransfer I of the German Government (BMWi)

2009 awarded a prize for Businessplan competition Nordbayern Phase I.
Since June 2011: awarded EXIST-Forschungstransfer II of the German Government (BMWi)

March 2012:MalVa is awarded "Innovationsgutschein A" by the Ministry of Finance and Economics of Baden-Wurttemberg.

Academic and industry collaborations

Prof. Dr. Anja Jensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Valneva, Dr. Andreas Meinke, Vienna, Austria

Prof. Dr. Michael Lanzer, Department of Infectious Diseases, Parasitology Unit, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany

Prof. Dr. Britta Urban, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK